Awards Success!

It was a cold day on Thursday but well worth the trip into central London to attend the annual Garden Media Guild Awards at a plush hotel near Grosvenor Square. All fingers and toes were crossed…

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Awards Success!

Saving seeds – in four million years we’ll laugh about it!

Here comes a slightly different ‘Seed of the Month’ blog by the Millennium Seed Bank’s Seed Morphologist, Wolfgang Stuppy, in which he explains why saving seeds is more than just a good idea!

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Saving seeds – in four million years we’ll laugh about it!

How to make a Sock Snake

http://www.youtube.com/v/z4hk918rcOM?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Mary shows kids how to make a sock snake.

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Mary’s Book Club for Kids – Anne Fine

http://www.youtube.com/v/iklR4wdplHo?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Mary talks about the children’s book ‘How to Write Really Badly’ by Anne Fine.

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Mary’s Book Club for Kids – Anne Fine

Pretty in pink

There are some fabulous flowering trees putting on a great show right now at Kew, including one mysterious bright pink head turner…

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Pretty in pink

Witch Wilma – Chocolate Crispie Cake Recipe

http://www.youtube.com/v/B7yaQSlUrhk?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Witch Wilma teaches kids how to make chocolate crispie cakes.

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Witch Wilma – Chocolate Crispie Cake Recipe

Art Smart – How to Make Potato Printed Wrapping Paper

http://www.youtube.com/v/Vtc1W0vM058?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata In this episode of Art Smart, Mary teaches kids how to make potato printed wrapping paper.

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Art Smart – How to Make Potato Printed Wrapping Paper

Simple Milk and Pepper Magic Trick for Kids

http://www.youtube.com/v/oqTjJQLsEYs?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Mary shows kids how to do a simple magic trick using milk and pepper.

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Simple Milk and Pepper Magic Trick for Kids

Reflections on a year at Kew

Archives Graduate Trainee Stephanie Rolt reflects on some of the highlights of her year at Kew in her final blog post

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Reflections on a year at Kew

How to Make a Catapult Sling Shot for Kids

http://www.youtube.com/v/Mi0XlQ3_-o8?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata In this episode of The Outdoor Show, Mary teaches kids how to make a catapult sling shot. To print off instructions visit http://maryjlockwood.com

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Homemade Lemonade Recipe and Eyeball Ice Cubes

http://www.youtube.com/v/KZ0H3MRVNLs?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Witch Wilma teaches kids how to make homemade lemonade and eyeball ice cubes. For full recipe visit: http://maryjlockwood.co.uk

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Art Smart – How to Make Playdough for Kids

http://www.youtube.com/v/roYa-L822ps?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata In this episode of Art Smart, Mary teaches kids how to make play dough. Find the play dough recipe at http://maryjlockwood.co.uk

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Art Smart – How to Make Playdough for Kids

Simple Kids Trick – How to Step Through a Piece of Paper

http://www.youtube.com/v/5E-Qnfo8ql8?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Mary shows kids how to step through a piece of paper. For full instructions visit: http://maryjlockwood.com

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Simple Kids Trick – How to Step Through a Piece of Paper

How to Step Through a Piece of Paper

http://www.youtube.com/v/5E-Qnfo8ql8?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Mary shows kids how to step through a piece of paper. For full instructions visit: http://maryjlockwood.com

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Have you caught Olympic Fever?

If you’ve got a bad case of Olympic Fever why not head to Kew to continue to enjoy the spirit of the Games with the wonderful representations of the Olympic Rings and Paralympic logo in flower form? You can also see some of the tallest, oldest, fastest, weirdest and most beautiful plants on the planet right here.

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Have you caught Olympic Fever?

The Outdoor Show – Climb a Tree

http://www.youtube.com/v/xk9lRGn2rJo?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Mary shows kids how to climb a tree! For more kids’ activity ideas visit: http://maryjlockwood.com

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The Outdoor Show – Climb a Tree

That’s not really how it was

You are at Kew with your camera and snapping away – but when you get home you may be disappointed – we have tips for you!

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That’s not really how it was